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  1. DakotaDocMartin

    Beautiful engraving on my new Ruger

    Just do a search for “Talo engraved Ruger”. They are CNC machine engraved.
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    Brass Graver Lube Cups

    Originally designed by Sam Alfano, I decided to make a run of 144 of these heavy brass graver lube cups. A tool you will use every day and it will last just about forever. Sam uses one for lube and one for Transfer Wax. You can get them on eBay here: They...
  3. DakotaDocMartin

    one of us?

    I messaged Lemaster a couple of times months ago asking how to order and never have received a reply.
  4. DakotaDocMartin

    Lindsay Engraving Collets vs GRS Tools Collets

    The subject of whether you can use the Lindsay Engraving long collets in the GRS hand pieces and whether you can use the GRS QC collets in the Lindsay collet nose hand pieces has come up from time to time. I did a side by side comparison and, they are fully interchangeable. The Lindsay collet...
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    Announcement: Pledge Membership

    I must have forgotten to chip in when my last year ran out. I know I've gotten WAY more benefit than the paltry amount requested each year. I just chipped in again. It's the LEAST we can do. Most of you can afford at least a small donation to help Sam pay the expenses so... I suggest you do...
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    Question: Engravers Cafe vs Engraving Bench - Hand Engraving Tips & Techniques

    I know many of us are on both forums. I tend to check the Facebook version more often and, only check in here once in awhile. I VERY rarely look at the Engraving Forum (Lindsay) but, I do once in awhile. Almost never for the others. As for myself, I'm thinking Sam and the Facebook forum is...
  7. DakotaDocMartin

    Mother Nature's Helicopters

    Do you know why hummingbirds hum?
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    Hand Cast Pewter Cabinet Pulls

    They have a 2002 date on the back of them so you never know. I've never seen that anyone took credit for it so I figured I'd ask.
  9. DakotaDocMartin

    Hand Cast Pewter Cabinet Pulls

    We are having our master bathroom remodeled and I bought these hand cast pewter cabinet pulls made by Notting Hill in Wisconsin. As small of a world it is when it comes to engravers and engraving, I'd almost bet that someone here on the forum must have engraved the mold.
  10. DakotaDocMartin

    Chip inlay epoxy

    Only Epoxy 330 is water clear and hard enough to be ground and polished along with the chips. You could also use a blue color of Ceramit Enamel to give you a more uniform color.
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    I first heard this from an old timer years ago and I've found it to be true in my case also. Eating beef will oftentimes spike my pain levels way up there. It usually hits me the next day. Not all beef does it. I think it has a lot to do with what they were injected with and how the beef was...
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    Six years ago, I had a surgery at Mayo in Rochester, MN for C-3,C-4 stenosis. It was supposed to have been one of those in one day and home the next surgeries. After I woke up from the 5 hour surgery, my left arm and left leg were paralyzed. I could walk just fine prior to that. So, the next...
  13. DakotaDocMartin

    More stone carvings of Acanthus Leaf Scrolls - Grand Forks, ND Masonic Temple

    Here are two more drone photos of 104 year old stone carvings that are part of the 104 year old Grand Forks, ND Masonic Temple :biggrin:
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    Acanthus leaf scrolls carved in stone 104 years ago

    I was flying my camera drone taking some photos of our local Masonic Temple here in Grand Forks, North Dakota recently. There are some things that a person can't see very readily from the street level. I like the acanthus leaf scrolls on either side of the Scottish Rite eagle. The...
  15. DakotaDocMartin

    Interesting: Argentium vs Continuum vs Sterlium Tarnish

    Here's something of interest about how the various non-tarnishing silvers fare over time. Argentium vs Continuum vs Sterlium Tarnish
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    Lee Marshall died

    I got this email today: It is with the greatest regret that Knew Concepts announces the passing of Lee Marshall, the inventor of the Knew Concepts saws, as well as the originator of the Bonny Doon line of hydraulic presses and tooling. He passed at home, surrounded by family, after a...
  17. DakotaDocMartin

    Elvis Presley Revolvers up for sale at RIA :biggrin::thumbsup::shock:
  18. DakotaDocMartin

    10 things every Rolex owner should know

    "They Use An Expensive And Difficult To Machine Steel Because It Looks Better Many watch lovers are familiar with the fact that Rolex uses a type of steel that no one else uses. Stainless steel is not all the same. Steel comes in various types and grades... and most steel watches are made from...
  19. DakotaDocMartin

    Lynton McKenzie collector belt buckle from 1985

    Here are two high-res photos I took with my iPhone 6 and the Nimbus Cloud Dome. I figured I'd share them here on the forum. :biggrin:

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